Christ Blessing, Manado

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Jesus Blesses is a statue of Jesus Christ in Manado City, Indonesia. The structure stands 50 metres tall and consists of 20 metres of pedestal and 30 metres of statue. It is made of 25 tonnes of metal fibre and 35 tonnes of steel, and is located at the peak of the CitraLand residential estate. This statue has become a new icon of Manado city and as of 2010, it is Asia's 2nd tallest and the world's 4th tallest statue of Christ .HistoryThe idea came from Ir. Ciputra, an Indonesian real estate developer, when he and his wife stood on the place where the statue now. The statue was built for Manado and North Sulawesi society and to worship God. The construction took nearly three years by the Yogyakarta Engineer. The cost of the monument was five billion rupiah (about 540,000 dollars).This statue has a declivity 20 degree and is made from fiber and steel and became the "first flying tallest statue in the world".
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  • It’s enormous and magnificent. I just wish it was overlooking the sea but it’s on a hill and it’s a wonderful sight. It’s in a nice part of town  more »
  • One of the MUST visit location in Manado. Located across the highway but the best spot to take a picture is at the Ciputra Housing. Surely He blessed me!  more »
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